Learn about the various Academic programs offered at Central Catholic High School. The Course Catalog and Faculty information can be found here.
Faculty, staff and administrators share with the family and community organizations the responsibility for providing to students the opportunities to develop physical, mental and emotional heal, civic responsibility, global awareness, and ethical and moral judgment. The Guidance and Counseling Program is responsible for helping students develop skills and abilities in the areas of learning, living, and earning. This is carried out through a guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services and school wide support services. The guidance program is an integral part of the total education program, which will encourage each student to reach their maximum intellectual, social, emotional, and cultural potential.
Each member of the Guidance Department strives to motivate each student to realize his intellectual, spiritual and social potential. Counselors meet the students in a guidance class once in every six-day cycle of classes. They also meet the students individually each semester. Counselors are available to meet students at their request. Counseling services include testing, career planning and college information and direction. Because Central Catholic is a college preparatory high school, the focus of much of the counseling is on the students’ college and career choices. A College Information Night and a Financial Aid Night are sponsored by the Guidance Department. The counselors encourage parents and guardians to arrange for conferences and to seek further information related to their son’s development at Central Catholic.
Central Catholic’s Student Assistance Program is intended to help the student who may be experiencing personal, family or social problems. We recognize that difficulties in these areas of a student’s life may adversely affect his ability to reach his educational goals. Four basic programs exist:
Student Support ServicesDr. Maura Krushinski, a professional counselor from the University of Pittsburgh MAPs (Maximizing Adolescent Potentials) Program, is available in the school two-three days per week. She is a certified intervention/prevention specialist, and works as a liaison between the school and community agencies that serve youth and families. Dr. Krushinski works with the school Administration, teachers and guidance counselors to provide services to students with special counseling needs.My Brother's Keeper ProgramMy Brother’s Keeper is a year-long freshman orientation and mentoring program designed to assist freshmen in the transition to high school. The program includes senior students serving as mentors to freshmen, enrichment tutoring and homework assistance, the Freshman Day of Reflection and the year-long Freshman Guidance curriculum. In addition, any freshman receiving a failing grade at the time of progress reports or report cards is required to participate in the after school tutoring program until a passing grade is achieved. The after school tutoring begins after the first progress reports are issued in September and runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45-3:30 pm.CORE TeamThe CORE Team is a group of faculty members who have received training through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Saint Francis Hospital and Western Psychiatric Hospital to recognize behaviors inhibiting the educational process of our students. The inappropriate behaviors could indicate a problem with chemical abuse, depression or adjustment. The CORE Team is not punitive, disciplinary or diagnostic in nature. The Team assists only in identifying inappropriate, nonproductive behavior, and making positive recommendations to help correct or eliminate the non-productive behavior.
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